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Ryan Abbott
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Ryan Abbott, M.D., J.D., M.T.O.M., is Professor of Law and Health Sciences at the University of Surrey School of Law and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is highly regarded for his scholarship, teaching, and professional activities related to global health issues and international intellectual property rights. Professor Abbott’s research has been published in leading medical, legal, and scientific journals.

Professor Abbott has worked as General Counsel and Medical Director of a mid-stage biotechnology company, and has served as a consultant for international organizations, academic institutions and non-profit enterprises including the World Health Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization. 

Professor Abbott is a licensed and board certified physician, attorney, and acupuncturist in the United States. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (M.D.) and the Yale Law School (J.D.), as well as a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Emperor's College (M.T.O.M.) and a Summa Cum Laude graduate from University of California, Los Angeles (B.S.). Professor Abbott has been the recipient of numerous research fellowships, scholarships and awards, and has served as Principal Investigator of clinical research studies at the University of California. He is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a member of the California and New York State Bars.